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NCJ Number: 186918 Find in a Library
Title: Strengthening Families Through Partnerships
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 498
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: National Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
1029 N. Royal Street
Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These are session handouts on the strengthening of families through juvenile and family drug courts as discussed in the Juvenile and Family Pre-conference Workshops (January 10, 2001) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Second Annual Juvenile and Family Drug Court Training Conference (January 11-13, 2001).
Abstract: The session handouts for the Pre-conference Workshops focus on the team process, selected family-based clinical interventions, drug testing, effective parenting in African-American families, and implementing effective treatment for juveniles. The handouts for the plenary sessions address the impact of family violence. For the conference workshops, there are 11 "tracks," with each track composed of varying numbers of sessions. The first track has one session on funding opportunities. The second track has four sessions that address treatment and policy ramifications for addicts and experimenters; Federal confidentiality laws and ethical issues in juvenile drug courts; strengths-based techniques for judges and lawyers; and accessing managed care. The third track has two sessions on adolescent sexual identity issues and the culture of youth. The four sessions of track four focus on the role of the juvenile drug court judge; applying sanctions and incentives within a strength-based framework; the teen domestic violence court; and linkages with law enforcement. Track five has two sessions on incorporating experiential therapy/activities and motivation interviewing. The four sessions of track seven consider drug testing, the pharmacology of addiction, the fundamentals of evaluation, and dealing with the media. Track eight addresses the development of partnerships with health/mental health professionals and the genetics and neurological implications of drug abuse, crime, and violence. The three sessions of track nine examine key ingredients of a family drug court, the proactive role of the judge in family drug treatment court, and the making of a family drug treatment court team. Track 10 has two sessions on family group conferencing and the critical role of child welfare in family treatment courts. The one session of track 11 addresses the children of battered women.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Children of battered women; Domestic assault; Drug dependence; Drug testing; Family conferencing; Family courts; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile judges
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